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'Waking Life' - really good movie.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by DJ.CODE, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. DJ.CODE

    DJ.CODE TRIBE Member


    Last night I went to see this movie and I am glad I did. The animation was just so much fun to watch.
    so many illustrators, and a few familiar 'faces'.

    Has anyone else enjoyed this movie... and if so, what did you think?

    I wish to be in a state of non-stop luccidity!

    "that guy is all action and no theory... We're all theory and no action."

  2. DJ.CODE

    DJ.CODE TRIBE Member

    I guess no one saw this or no one liked it?

    Well, it was a review cinema I saw it in. Perhaps all that can be said about has already been said.?

  3. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    A better reason would be the existence of at least 8 threads like this....
  4. I liked the idea, and it's a really neat experimental film.

    But I was trying very hard to stay awake. I think it would appeal to hard core philosophy fans, because they are expecting the viewer to have *some* background in philosophy and understanding certain concepts. I got most of it, but there were times it was just either flying way over my head, or just boring the hell out of me with the dialogue.

    From the Ministry of reviewed it back in November for TRIBE

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  5. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member


    I couldnt let myself blink so that i wont miss anything...
  6. Yes, sleeping. Deeply. I found it visually very beautiful, but dialoguewise it veered into mental masturbation territory at points. I'm a bottom line kind of guy, and hmmming and hawing about things doesn't interest me. Like I said, I think it's a great idea, but there were times where I was thinking that I got the point about 10 minutes ago

    And like I said, it was very nice to look at, but I wasn't 100% jiving with the material that was being talked about. Just me

    From the Ministry of zzzzzzzzzzz.........

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  7. Loopster

    Loopster TRIBE Member

    That's hilarious!

    A friend of mine actually fell asleep in the Carlton during the last 1/2 of the film. I really liked it though ... I agree that is was visually beautiful (very interesting & fun to watch), but I also liked the dialogue & differing points of view. Must confess I found it a little hard to follow at points since they did go off on a multitude of tangents while changes the details onscreen ... not to mention the sensation of swimming backgrounds & other details not commonplace in a cerebral film ... but overall, I was impressed. It definitely provided us fodder for some stimulating conversation afterwards ....

    Not everybody's cup of tea, to be sure. But worth a view, I'd say.
  8. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    ^^^ WORTH. A. VIEW.


    james any idea when is it coming out for sale?
  9. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    wanted to see it but couldnt find a theatre where itw as playing..

    whens it on video?

    AI was on video today.


    Acquire and Consume
  10. Loopster

    Loopster TRIBE Member

    Okay ... one last post. It's definitely still playing at the Rep. theatres ... i.e. tomorrow night at the Kingsway on Bloor W. I don't have a new Festival Guide for March onward ... but pick one up ... I'm sure it'll be playing somewhere or another this month.

    Good luck.

  11. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    that yay was for william hurt wasn't it?
  12. kerouacdude

    kerouacdude TRIBE Member

    have to weigh in on this one.

    I'm with DJ

    Saw Waking Life on Sunday, hasn't been far from my mind since, and can't wait to see it again.

    It's more like an album than a movie (yes, i was a kid before CDs came) in that you pay really close attention to some songs/scenes and then others you're paying attention but also have that whole other part of your brain working, with ideas and thoughts and memories coming to you.

    A friend found it a bit too preachy, but I think the first half has to set up the various existential theories and get the audience used to the idea that they're going to have to invest in the film, in order for the second half to take off. And it does, i was disappointed the film ended, coz since it doesn't have a story, it's more like an amusement park of ideas...I was incredibly energized and inspired coming out of the theatre.

    And this is from a guy who usually likes hyper-realism in film...
  13. Cage

    Cage TRIBE Member

    Waking Life is my one favorite movie.
    it's kinda weird
    but I almost don't want other people to see it
    I sorta want it to just be for me

    I admired the way it articulated its ideas
    like being caught up in the ongoing "wow"
    and the girl that didn't want to be an ant
    on some nights I waltz with my confusion

  14. kerouacdude

    kerouacdude TRIBE Member

    I feel the opposite Rick....i've been talking this movie up to lots of people...it's almost like drugs coz you go on your own little trip.
    I'm under no illusions that everyone will like it though... I think a lot of people don't pay any mind to this kind of stuff.

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